Looks Matter: India To Get Its Very Own Costume Museum, In Goa, By 2019
Looks Matter: India To Get Its Very Own Costume Museum, In Goa, By 2019Philadelphia Costume Museum by Manish Malhotra (Photo: The Indian Express)

With recognition of the International Committee of Museology, a 450-year-old house in Goa will be converted into a world-class fashion museum by March 2019.

While presenting a fashion show in Goa on Saturday, designer Wendell Rodricks said, “We are looking at giving India and Goa a world-class museum, which is of international standards. We want to be in the International Committee of Museums.”

Support from the government will also be sought for the museum. "We are looking for support from the Ministry of Culture as well as Ministry of Textiles," added Rodricks, report The New Indian Express.

A soft opening of the museum is planned for December. Rodricks said that Indian designers are gaining recognition in major competitions, some having won the Woolmark Prizes in recent years.

"Interest in India has become so high that it promises bright prospects for budding designers in India," Rodricks, who has authored three books with the legacy of fashion through the museum, said.

He also said that there was an increased interest among westerners in Indian designs, colours and apparels such as Kurtas, Cholis and jackets.

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